test idp instance with local data

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at osu.edu
Fri Nov 21 14:41:19 EST 2014

On 11/21/14, 7:04 PM, "Allan West" <allan at ufl.edu> wrote:

>yes I am looking for details on connecting to a simple database. I
>created one in mysql (our standard small db), but all of the extant IdPs
>at my site use Oracle for their connection to campus data.

Well, it doesn't really change anything, the only difference is you put 
the MySQL JDBC driver into your lib directory in the unpacked sources and 
then re-install to rebuild the war. Then you use a MySQL driver connection 
string instead of Oracle's.

>I am reading the generic IdP installation instructions and comparing
>them to our local instructions. There are changes I need to make to
>access my new mysql db, and I'm just unclear enough about the "normal"
>set up that I'm struggling with how much of the local setup needs to be
>changed, and what start-up my little database needs.

It really depends on the attributes you want to store and fetch, but it's 
just SQL in the data connector to fetch all the data and then you layer 
any attribute definitions you want on top of that.

-- Scott

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